The hip-hop song used in the video was written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, and is called "The Hamilton Mixtape," as performed at the White House Evening of Poetry, Music, and the Spoken Word on May 12, 2009; accompanied by Alex Lacamoire (Public Domain)
Did You Know?
Samuel Colt was an early Paterson business owner? From 1836 until 1842, his gun mill produced about 5,000 guns. A lack of government contracts was a major factor in his failure in Paterson. He later achieved success in his hometown of Hartford, Conn., with the outbreak of the Mexican-American War.